Inspired by the classic pinups of yesteryear, here are my takes on the vintage pinup girl calendars (with a cartoonist's twist). Each month, I'll produce a pinup illustration available for download to use as wallpaper for your computer desktop. I may change my style from month to month in subject and in illustrative technique. For example, some may be very Vargas inspired, where as the next month could look like something Tex Avery would have done. Either way, these retro-inspired girls will hopefully give me a chance to explore the past (along with the female form in sexy and fun ways), and for you to enjoy the present everytime you turn on your computer.
Notes: Man, this was a tough month. Again, I was so busy with keeping Quick Step on schedule because of our vacation that I had forgot about doing this month’s pinup. Plus, once I had an idea, I ended up doing 3 different versions! One never made it past the sketch stage, and this one had several different color treatments and some new techniques that I am still trying to get a handle on. Anyway, here you go for the month that takes us back to school – this is kind of in the “hot for teacher” vein.
When I was younger, I was always annoyed with September, because it wasn’t quite cold and fall-like enough for my tastes. I’ve since come to find September to be one of my favorite months exactly because it is warm still, without the humidity, and every so often you get a hint of winter air in the mornings. So, the color scheme reflects that with some summer colors mixed with some subtle reds and browns carrying the weight of the linework. Enjoy!
The desktop pinup images available for download on this page are licensed under a Creative Commons License.
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